U.S. Attorney's Office
Eastern District of Missouri
April 3, 2015

Bonne Terre, Missouri Man Sentenced on Multiple Drug and Weapons Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO—MELVIN J. SCHERRER was sentenced to 360 months prison on federal drug and weapons charges involving the distribution and manufacture of large amounts of methamphetamine from October 2010 to September 2013. He appeared today for sentencing before United States District Judge Catherine D. Perry.

The following co-defendants have pled guilty to related charges and have been sentenced:

  • Jorge Lopez, Corinth, TX, 120 months prison;
  • Alan D. Adler, Bonne Terre, MO, 57 months prison;
  • Howard R. Pyatt, a/k/a Bud, Bonne Terre, MO, 30 months prison;
  • Arvil B. Matthews, Imperial, MO, 96 months prison;
  • Amber D. Scism, Farmington, MO, 30 months prison;
  • Terri L. Fox, St. Louis, 70 months prison;
  • Guillermo Navarro, a/k/a Willie, St. Louis, MO, 96 months prison;
  • Jerami A. Westenberger, Arnold, MO, 12 months and one day in prison;
  • Brent T. Bouren, St. Louis, MO, 24 months prison;
  • Mark E. Abney, Bonne Terre, MO, 18 months prison; and
  • Jerry L. Addison, St. Louis, MO, 24 months prison.

This case is a joint operation of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, St. Charles and Jefferson County Sheriff’s Offices, the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department and multiple local law enforcement agencies. Assistant United States Attorney Jeannette Graviss prosecuted the case for the Attorney’s Office.

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